No. PSERC/Secy/Reg. 50. In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 42 read with Section 181 of the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003) and all powers enabling the Commission in this behalf, the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission hereby amends the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Open Access) Regulations, 2005:-
1. Short Title and Commencement:
(1) These Regulations shall be called the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Open Access) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2010.
(2) These Regulations shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official gazette of the State.
2. In Regulation 2 of the main Regulations, after clause (a) the following shall be inserted, namely-
“(a-i) “Bilateral transaction” means a transaction for exchange of energy (MWh) between a specified buyer and a specified seller, directly or through a trading licensee or discovered in a power exchange through anonymous bidding, from a specified point of injection to a specified point of drawal for a fixed or varying quantum of power (MW) for any time period during a month;”
“(a-ii) “Collective transaction” means a set of transactions discovered in a power exchange through anonymous, simultaneous competitive bidding by buyers and sellers;”
3. In Regulation 13 of the main Regulations, the following clause (5) shall be added-
“(5) In case any short term Open Access customer intending to avail Open Access in conjunction with the inter-State transmission system applies for concurrence / ‘no objection’ or standing clearance of the SLDC, the same will be processed as per the time schedule specified in the CERC Short-term Open Access Regulations.”
4. In Regulation 15 of the main Regulations, for clause (2), the following shall be substituted, namely-
“(2) Short-term Open Access customers:
(A) (a) A short term Open Access schedule approved by the nodal agency may be cancelled or revised downwards on an application to that effect made to the nodal agency by the short term customer.
Provided that such cancellation or downward revision of the short term Open Access schedule will not be effective before expiry of a minimum period of two days from the date of application.
Provided further that the day on which the application for cancellation or downward revision of schedule is submitted to the nodal agency and the day from which such cancellation or downward revision is to be implemented, will be excluded for computing the period of two days.
(b) The person seeking cancellation or downward revision of short term Open Access schedule will pay transmission and wheeling charges for the first two days of the period for which the cancellation or downward revision of schedule has been sought, in accordance with the schedule originally approved by the nodal agency, and thereafter in accordance with the revised schedule accepted by the nodal agency during the period of such cancellation or downward revision.
(c) In case of cancellation, operating charges specified in regulation 21 will be payable for two days or the period of cancellation in days, whichever is less.
(B) (a) The State Load Despatch Centre may curtail power flow on any transmission corridor by cancelling or re-scheduling any transaction, if in its opinion cancellation or curtailment of such transaction is likely to relieve any transmission constraint on the corridor or to improve grid security. However, in all such cases of cancellation or curtailment, the SLDC will, as soon as practicable, intimate in writing to the customer the reasons therefor.
(b) Subject to provisions of the State Grid Code, cancellation/curtailment will be effected as under:
(i) Short term transaction(s) will be cancelled or curtailed first, followed by long term transaction(s).
(ii) Among short term transactions, bilateral transactions will be cancelled or curtailed first, followed by collective transactions.
(iii) Open Access to a Distribution Licensee will be the last to be curtailed within a category.
(iv) Curtailment will be effected on a pro-rata basis on all allocated/ reserved capacity.
(c) In case of curtailment of the approved schedule by the State Load Despatch Centre, transmission and wheeling charges shall be payable pro-rata in accordance with the curtailed schedule.
(d) Operating charges specified in regulation 21 will be payable irrespective of curtailment, if any.”
5. In Regulation 16 of the main Regulations, sub-clause (c) of clause (1) shall be substituted as under, namely-
“(c) (i) A short-term Open Access customers will pay one-fifth of the aggregate of full transmission and wheeling charges as determined by the Commission in the Tariff Order applicable for the year.
(ii) The transmission and wheeling charges for a short-term Open Access customer will be levied on hourly basis in rupees/MWh, which will be calculated by dividing the short-term rate determined in (i) above by twenty four.
(iii) The charges will be levied on the quantum in MWh cleared by the concerned Load Despatch Centre for bilateral transactions and the National Load Despatch Centre in case of collective transactions.
(iv) In case of wheeling of power generated from NRSE projects, transmission and wheeling charges will be levied @ 2% of the energy injected in the State grid, irrespective of distance. The State Transmission Utility and Distribution licensee will be compensated on this account by injection of additional energy at the injection point(s).
Provided that when capacity has been reserved consequent to bidding, the Open Access charges will be taken as determined through bidding:
Provided further that the charges so determined under this Regulation will be the floor price for the purpose of Regulation 9(8).”
6. In Regulation 27 of the main Regulations, clause (5) shall be inserted as under, namely:-
“(5) However, when the intra-State transmission system and/or distribution system is used in conjunction with the inter-State transmission system, the provisions regarding collection and disbursement of transmission, wheeling and operating charges contained in CERC Short-term Open Access Regulations will apply.”
7. Regulation 29 of the main Regulations shall stand deleted.
Secretary of the Commission